Air Jordan 5


The Air Jordan 5 is revealed on Kikikickz.

More than 35 years after the creation of the Air Jordan 1 by Peter Moore, Michael Jordan's collection of so-called "signature" models includes more than thirty silhouettes that continue to seduce fans of b-ball inspired sneakers. Among all these pro-models that contribute to ensure the durability of the Jumpman on the street are some references marked by a dimension both historical and iconic almost immeasurable. This is the case of the Air Jordan 5, which, as its name suggests, is none other than the fifth sneaker with which MJ walked the prestigious NBA floors.

Air Jordan 5, a design to match its history.

If the Air Jordan 5 occupies a place of choice in the hearts and collections of sneaker lovers, and thus on Kikikickz, it is as much thanks to its history as its design, two pillars of the model we wanted to talk about on the store.

Another classic by Tinker Hatfield.

The first thing to know about the Jordan 5 is the name of its creator. It is Tinker Hatfield, the famous Nike designer to whom the Swoosh brand owes its most iconic sneakers, starting with the Air Max 1. The AJ5, as it is more commonly known, was designed in 1990 with the ambition to meet more precisely the needs and expectations of the Chicago Bulls legend. Hatfield was inspired by his style of play, which he compared to a fighter jet, when Michael Jordan could "come out of nowhere and attack". With the player's consent, the former interior designer chose the P-51 Mustang, an American torch from the Second World War, and reproduced the shark teeth on the front of the midsole.

More aggressive than its "little sister", the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 5 immediately stood out from previous iterations of the series thanks to its updated structure with TPE mesh on each of its side panels, as well as a lace-lock, an accessory added to the laces to adjust the fit of the foot, and a touch of reflective 3M on the tongue of the laces. Also more comfortable thanks to a snug fit around the ankle, the silhouette met all of His Airness's requirements and really took it to the top on March 28, 1990. On that day, the Brooklyn native scored no less than 69 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers, a world-class performance that gave the Air Jordan 5 ''Fire Red'' he wore for the occasion fantastic exposure.

Then embodied on television by Spike Lee, in a memorable ad campaign, then by Will Smith in The Fresh Prince, the Air Jordan 5 continued its rise on and off the basketball court with style.

Not surprisingly, it is regularly declined by the creative teams of Nike and the Jordan Brand who sometimes associate themselves with the most prominent artists of streetwear to make it enter another dimension, often more contemporary. We think for example of Virgil Abloh who revisited it in two very limited colors that you can obviously find in due form on Kikikickz. The Off-White x Air Jordan 5 ''Black '' and its alternative ''Sail '' are indeed waiting for you on the site, alongside other ultra-popular versions such as the AJ5 ''Anthracite''.